Pam White, 63, of Ottumwa, died Jan. 19, 2023, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, surrounded by her loved ones.
She was born July 4, 1959, in Burlington to Ronald and Audrey Carter Timmerman. She married Alan Dean White on Oct. 27, 1979.
A graduate of Burlington High School, she earned her RN license from Indian Hills Community College.
Pam had a long and successful career as a Nurse, touching the lives of many patients and co-workers. She worked at Ottumwa Regional Health Center in many departments, including In Home Health Care and Occupational Health. She also worked as the Nurse at Excel Ottumwa for many years
Pam loved spending time with family and friends and often would be the catalyst for getting everybody together for a good time. Pam’s love for Halloween would always lead her to have the biggest Halloween party in Southeast Iowa. As much fun as everybody had, Pam was even happier just bringing everybody together. She did this for many events, whether it be a Christmas sweater party, a slip-and-slide down their monstrous hill on Morrell Drive, or just a random dinner night to get everybody together.
Pam enjoyed quiet times at home also, watching murder mysteries on NetFlix, beating her husband in Yahtzee on a nightly basis, and was an amazing cook.
She enjoyed traveling as well. While she loved going somewhere warm with a beach, a St. Louis Cardinals Game, or a quick trip with friends and family; her favorite place recently was Estes Park, in Colorado, Even if she didn’t fulfill her dreams of becoming a mountain woman and shooting a bear.
“Pammy” loved her family, especially her grandchildren. Nothing made her happier than shopping and spoiling them with boxes arriving from Amazon multiple times per week.
Surviving is her husband, Alan; three children, Brett (Leanna) White of Ottumwa, Courtney (Benoit) Igne of Mansfield, Mass., and Austin (Kadi) White of Grimes; four grandchildren, Arthur, Maurice, Leopold, and Breelea; her mother, Audrey Timmerman; four siblings, Tina (Mike) Diewold, Ronald Timmerman, Cheryl (Stan) Barnett, and Kent (Cheryl) Timmerman.
She was preceded in death by her father; her beloved favorite cat WhoreHay, and not-so-favorite family cat KiKi.
Per Pam’s wishes her body has been cremated. She wanted a celebration of life, providing another last good time and get-together for her friends and family.
This celebration of life will take place Saturday, Jan. 28, at 3 p.m. at the Hotel Ottumwa.